chronological day 19 :)

Please read Job chapters 1-4. Are you surprised that we are already in Job?  The first time I read through the Bible in chronological order, it was a surprise to me!  This is where this order gets exciting – we see prophets and people who used to be separated by hundreds of pages brought close together in time.  I love it! I also love how this order “keeps me on my toes” – we may have read the Bible over and over again, but this new order lets us read it in a new way, connect different events and people, and really see the timeline of Bible history come to life.

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What a powerful testimony Job had – the first words about him were that he was blameless and full of integrity.  The Message translation says it like this:

He was honest inside and out, a man of his word,

who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion.

What else is there to say: LIFE GOALS!

Job’s tests begin: first his family and fortune, then his health.  I know his friends get a “bad rap”, but I honestly think they are trying to help, in their limited experience. Let’s see what you think as we get further into the book of Job!

One thought on “chronological day 19 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    Job 1:2-3
    He had 7 sons and 3 daughters, he owned 7,000 sheep and 3,000 camel (the numbers 7 & 3 repeat here wonder why), 500 oxen and 500 female donkeys. Job’s prosperity was measured in his family and livestock. It also said Job feared GOD but only because the barrier set around him by the lord to protect him was up. This same mentally was passed on to Job as he would have a burnt offering to protect his kids from any sins he believes they might have done. If GOD picked me or you to be tested in this manner will we be so poised? Something to review in our thoughts. Job had three friends who came to his comfort. What comfort can a person add during this hard time/loss. Let’s keep reading and discuss further.

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